1. What can I do to keep Sharpie from coming out of a t-shirt in the wash? 2. Do you like the smell of weed? If so, is it because you genuinely like it or because you associate it with getting high? 3. What's your favorite kind of bread?
1. I don't know, that's why I'm asking. I'm thinking vinegar rinse 'cause that's sometimes used to set dye, but not sure. 2. I don't like the smell at all, and can't imagine inhaling smoke that smells like that. 3. My grandma makes this dill bread that is simply divine. Mmmmm!
One of the girls I work with pretty much wants nothing to do with me, she' said it's because I'm white. I always have the same shift as her and one other girl, and the only time she ever talks to me is when asking where the other girl is so she can talk with her, or if she needs something that she can't get from anyone else. I don't understand why skin color has to be an issue, and it makes working with her very uncomfortable and difficult. I just want to make working with her less of a problem. How can I do this?
All right, first some brief back-story. I am a music fanatic. I love to play it, write it, and listen to it. I'm also a terrible music snob, by which I mean I am very picky about music I will listen to (not in a stupid way, like some people I know, I am just very picky as to the vocals/orchestration/lyrical quality/etc.).
Anyways, I just started listening to Coheed and Cambria. I avoided them for a long time because everyone said they were just some lame emo band. Then I heard that all of their albums tell part of an ongoing story, which intrigued me. I finally listened to their newest album, and I loved them. They are an amazing progressive rock band (how people got emo from them, I will never know). Has something like this happened to any of you? Has there ever been a band you thought you would just hate but turned out to be nothing like you expected? I'm interested in any stories you have to share(and maybe I'll get pointed to some good new music, as well...).
So, some of my friends are getting married soonish, and that got me thinking about my own theoretical wedding. So, TQCers, what did you do or what do you want to do?
1) DJ or band? If a band, how large? Approx cost of band, any idea? 2) Type of food? 3) Open or cash bar? Or a combo of the two? 4) Write your own vows or stick to the standard?
And my parents got divorced when I was young, both remarried, but they still don't get along AT ALL. 5) For those who have divorced parents, how did that work out? Who did the giving away, and the daddy/daughter dance? The coordination of all that is freaking me out. 6) I've heard that some wedding planners specialize in divorced families, I'm tempted to find someone that does that...did any of you folks use a wedding planner? Good idea?
Let's say you're using the bathroom and you get to the point where you need to wipe. You suddenly realize there is no toilet paper, no tissues, no towels, nothing you could actually use as a replacement for toilet paper, AND there is nothing in the rest of the house that can be used, as well as no one for you to yell to for help.
I'm not sure if any of you remember my post earlier about interview advice, and anyway it's not that important. The important part is that I got the job (so thanks for all your advice).
Anyway. Fisrt off, I didn't really know what the job was for. I posted an application on a site called workforstudents.com, and these people called me. The receptionist told me to come to the Sheboygan Sun building, which is a newspaper, so I thought it would be a sort of secretarial job. But no. Apparently, I'm supposed to go to people's houses and try and convince them to buy CutCo cutlery. ...traveling salesman not exactly what I had in mind for summer job. At the time, I was too surprised that I actually got the job to say anything about it, but the more I think about it the more I really don't want this job. I'm terrible with confrontation (one of the reasons I don't want this job, actually), so how should I tell my new manager I don't want this job? I considered telling him my parents won't allow it (which is semi-true, they don't think I would be good at it and so think it's a bad idea, but really they wouldn't stop me), I considered telling him I got in a car accident and my car was totalled and I won't be able to get it fixed 'til the end of summer, I considered blowing him off and never answering my phone when he calls. Tell me, TQC, what would you do? What do you you think I should do? (if the two are different, tell me both.)
1. Do even black people like the movie Norbit? I'm trying to figure out if it's a horrible movie or if I'm just too little white girl to get it.
2. How often do you clean your car? Once every other week, about.
3. Which comes first: Engagement or moving in together? Yes yes we all know "it depends!!!" ... just play along. A or B.
4. What do nine year old boys enjoy doing besides video games? My boyfriend's nephew is staying over for two weeks and I know nothing about kids.
5. Don't you hate when there's a post with a lot of questions and, in replies, people just number them and give really vague answers that give no indication as to what the original question was so you have to scroll back up in order to keep matching the "yes, no, maybe, okay" answers with the questions? About as much as I hate run-on sentences.
6. Is there a completely unselfish reason to have a child these days, considering it's really not necessary for every single person to reproduce to keep the species going at this point? DON'T HATE! I want kids, too. But people seem to get irritated when I point out that it's for purely selfish reasons. I mean, is there an instance where having a kid these days is totally necessary?
SO! I need to go out today and find presents for my sister's teachers for the end of the year. She's in grade one, last year our mum gave the teachers these special memorial book thingies, and I'm lost for ideas.
So TQC - what would you buy for a first grader's teachers? (All replies welcome)
I've been googling about as I'm planing a trip to europe for a month by myself. so for those of you who've traveled/ live outside of the US:
1.what are the best places to go in europe to see ruins?
i did most of england and Scotland and a small smattering in ireland, but would be more than willing to go back to any of those places. I'm probably going to focus on italy/greece but I'm coming from the US and i have a month so anywhere you think i shroud see, go for it.
2. anything that wasn't as cool as it could have been that i should skip?
3. anything that is a must see(ruins or not)?
4. is there anywhere i should avoid as I'm travailing alone and am female?
personal experiences / tips would also totally be appreciated. thanks folks, and sorry for the length.
So I've done the math and it looks like I'm gonna need to make about $900/mo post tax to break even on my living expenses while I'm in school. Yipes.
I know there are people who actually manage to work their way through college, and I've always wondered how they did it. Did you or anyone you knew do that? I don't really mean loans or grants, but actually held a job that paid for almost everything. What did you (or a person you knew) do, I mean what kind of job? Obviously I could get a minimum wage job and work forty hours a week to accomplish this, but that's not what I have in mind. (Edit: I'm surprised no one's suggested this yet, but just so we're clear: Not Stripping. It's not that I have such a problem with being objectified and dancing naked for dollar bills. I just don't want to shave every day.)
On a completely unrelated note, have you or have you not ever had sex to any part of Massive Attack's Mezzanine album? (Note, if your answer is no, you really ought to try it. I'm pretty sure they were having sex the entire time they were recording the album.)
Yesterday I posted a cover letter I was working on, as I'm applying for a position within my company, and asked for some feedback. I've implemented all the really useful feedback and done a big revision.
Whether or not you read the first version, any feedback on the below cover letter would be really appreciated:
Tara and Gary,
Please consider this email my application for the Communications Team Lead position.
I've worked at *Company name removed* for a little over a year now; as a Cashier and Security Representative for 10 months, and as an Email Customer Service Representative for 3 1/2 months.
Over roughly the last year and a half, I've been taking night classes at BCIT to complete a Technical Writing Associate Certificate. The courses I've completed so far have introduced me to style guides, copy editing vs. proofreading, designing and writing online help, writing for specific discourse communities, documentation project management, writing for the web vs. writing for print, single-sourcing, and a whole lot more.
My biggest accomplishment here at work began early this year with an email I sent to my supervisor outlining an idea for a change to a cashier procedure. I soon turned the idea into a policy and procedure document, which was subsequently approved and implemented into the Handbook as an official policy and procedure.
My biggest goal is to make the transition to our Communications department. I feel that's where I can really use my skills to contribute to the success of this company. I'm really interested in ascending to a role that involves more writing/editing, leadership and contribution. The Communications Team Lead position sounds like a perfect match for my linguistic knack, knowledge and goals.
Thank you for your consideration, and please find my resume attached.
How does ink come out of pens? (Lorelai from the Gilmore Girls asked that question.)
Does too much time on the internet beginning at young age lead to social retardation?
and lastly, hypothetically speaking, say while in high school, one's intellectual standard was above average but nothing particularly remarkable, is it possible to go to university and become significantly more intelligent? Has age anything to do with this increased intellect?
What would You say to a person who ended up NOT receiving a PhD after 3 years of hard and good work because of a failure he made? He fell into depression and I would love to help, but I havent a clue what to say because I do not know him enough and I've never been in this situation. (I mean, to help somebody with this huge problem) How would you encourage a person whose dreams have faded away ?
I'm trying to find the episode title of a 2 part law and order episode I watched one part of a few months ago on the USA network.
I can't even remember what type of L&O it was, whether it was SVU, CI, etc. All I know is that it was about this girl who went missing after going clubbing, and was killed, and the main suspect was a 17 year old boy who idolized frank sinatra and was the leader of a "gang" who played poker in club basements. They would seduce girls and kill them...or something. And the key to finding one girl, and prosecute the suspect was to find the body of another girl I think, but by the end of the first part, they still had not found it.
Any ideas on what the title was, or at least which L&O it was on? I really need to watch the second part, but I have no idea what the first was even called.
If you were born with a possibly-awkward last name (Raper, Dingle, Beaver) would you change it?
Would your answer be different if you were going into a profession where your name may be very important (snazzy lawyer, CEO, judge, priest, etc)?
What's the weirdest/worst name you've ever heard?
Since I'm a wuhmun who plans on getting married at some point, I probably wouldn't keep it long enough past eighteen for it to be worth the hassle of changing. Probably. Sorry but I don't want to be Justice Raper or President Nazze (sounds like Nazi). Alquine -- was a first name.
Does anyone know if Dell starts processing orders on the weekends or if they wait until the next business day? (in this case tomorrow)
If you have ever ordered anything from Dell with regular 3-5 day shipping, do you recall how long it took to be delivered? I think they are pretty quick, but I can't remember.
My laptop isn't recognizing my AC adapter unless it is in some crazy position cause the cord is fucked up. Eventually my laptop will die, and then I will die too :( also I have a paper due Wednesday so my computer would be convenient.
And here's another question so I'm not completely boring:
Has anything at your job, whether it be a policy, a sign, a comment of a coworker/boss (anything really) offended you or shocked you so much that you quit? What was it?
Does anyone know if clothing made in the 60's-70's runs smaller or larger compared to todays sizes? (EX: If I was hypothetically a medium by todays standards, would I need a large size of whatever I was buying)
i wish i was a lesbian. or a gay man, but unfortunately i am stuck in this straight woman body. i would get so much action if i could just be attracted to girls! lesbians hit on me all the time. i've made out with girls and its just like making out with the mirror. i can't imagine going futhur with them, although i contemplate it because i am so damn horny all the time.
There is a community where you post 20 (I think) of your favorite books and they either accept you or don't accept you. It always made me laugh when people would rip people apart because of the books they like so could someone kindly tell me the name of that community?
I know of at least a dozen incident similar to this in the short time I worked at Downtown Disney(2 years at Virgin Mega Store). Two just like this happening to a fellow employee, the kicker, they don't provide security protection to employees. They say they do they offer it but never do it. So my question is, would you ever take a job at Downtown Disney if you knew there was a good chance of being kidnapped and robbed?
p.s. I was at downtown disney last night, well pleasure island, alone....... nice
does anyone here have a last name that's completely unique to your family?
i do. my last name is polish and it was shortened when my relatives arrived in the united states. it didn't really help much, because it's still hard to pronounce. it's really cool because only my family/relatives have my last name. it's hard to find family tree information though, especially since it was shortened from its original form.
what nationality is your last name if its something completely unique to your family?
What do I do with the title of a television show in an essay? Italicize, underline, quotation marks? I don't think I've ever had to reference one before, which is kind of weird, and I don't know if there's a proper way.
Have any of you ever purchased a refurbished Apple iPod from the Apple Store? If yes, did it work to its full capacity, or was it just a piece of crap that worked for a couple of months and then gave out?
What does the phrase "born to run" mean, if anything? I've been hearing it a lot lately, but I don't know what it means, and the context I've heard it in doesn't help either. I googled it, but nothing of use came up, just a bunch of stuff about Bruce Springsteen.
Do any of you play online poker? Any recommendations/tips for good sites, etc? Do you have to pay to sign up? I play a lot of poker IRL but I haven't played online before. I'm not even necessarily interested in winning money online, I'd just like to find some games and hone my chops.
What was the lowest point in your life for you? Have you ever recovered from it / do you expect to recover from it? (You don't have to go into gruesome detail if you don't want to...just give us the gist).
A week ago, after much anticipation, my bf and I were able to shower together. Acquiring this shower wasn't easy and ended with us taking out his friends to dinner to pay them back :p
We obviously can't try that one again and must search for another! Can't use mine since my aunt and uncle are uptight, Southern Baptist, and come home unpredictably, and there's always someone home at his house! And really, we are impatient.
So! Where could we find a decent shower!? We guess a motel would be logical, but who wants to pay that much? Something semi-risky would be fun too.
1. Are the Spurs going to win tonight? 2. I have the flu. Will you please come over and rub lotion on my butt? I like that when I'm sick. 3. Do you think Tony Parker is attractive? 4. Do you have any sports-related icons? Show 'em to me.
1. Does anyone have any suggestions for audiobooks that are a must listen?
I've got 3 Audible credits to burn through, and I can't think of what to get.
I'm not looking for anything too heavy content-wise. The world is heavy enough, I like my fiction and nonfiction to entertain me, rather than depress me.
2. What is a book you have read that has changed the way you look at the world?
I can't think of one right now, but I know that I have at the time I have read certain books felt this way.
3. Best movie quote?
Right now, my favorite quote is from "The Waitress"
Cal (responding the the question, "Are you happy?") "I'm happy enough. I don't expect much, I don't get much, and I don't give much. I'm generally pleased with whatever comes along. I'm happy enough. "
It gave a great amount of character depth in a few words.
this is really killing me because I can't think of how to phrase what it's called, or if it even has a name.
I'm trying to think of the name of a type of lantern, like box shape that has four sides covered in a rice paper that has a part in the middle that has picture cutouts that spins and creates a moving trail of images along the rice paper and it's lit from inside. If you have seen Sleepy Hollow, it's similar to the lantern the young boy Thomas has in his room right before the headless horseman comes in and kills him and his parents.
I just found out that you can get the last Harry Potter book in Braille on Amazon.com. I read Braille, but I don't read nearly as fast as I do with my eyes. Usually braille books have to be ordered through independent Braille press companies, so this makes me really happy.
Someone was giving me hints on my job interview tomorrow, and she said one of the questions they asked her was something like, "What's your fav movie and why?" so I'm brainstorming questions and answers for things they may ask.
What's YOUR fav movie and why? What song would be the theme song to your life and why? What are any other non-job-duty-related questions you've gotten in an interview that you'd like to tell me about to help me prepare? (eta: it's for a social work/child welfare type job - career type)
1. Do you have a widow's peak? Does it make you self-conscious? I have one and don't wear my hair back because of it because it's pretty pronounced. I would like to wear pony tails, but it makes my forehead look huge due to the widow's peak. :( I've always been weird about it.
2. Do you make your bed everyday? I have friends that can't believe I rarely make mine. "What if someone comes over?" "Trust me, no one is coming over that's going to see my bedroom."
3. It's been years since I've played my flute and I want to pick it up again. I live in an apartment complex, and you can hear neighbors (though muffled). I need to read the lease again but I don't think there's anything against playing musical instruments. That said, what time of day would be the best time to practice? I'm a teacher, so I'm not at work during the day during the summer. Obviously playing late at night is not a good idea. But when do you think most people would be at work during the day (between what hours)? Would you be annoyed if you heard your neighbor playing an instrument? Would it depend on the instrument or how well they played it?
Has anyone here flown overseas lately? If so, were you able to listen to an iPod or other music-playing device?
When my family and I went to Ireland in June 2001 we were told that we weren't supposed to listen to CD players while going overseas. I'm leaving on a flight to France this weekend and want to bring my iPod, but am not sure if I'll be able to actually use it. I've been searching the FAA website and can't find anything on electronic devices besides cell phones.
We canceled our Direct TV because they are total pricks. ( Collapse ) TQC, how do I get this fucking dish off my roof and these wires out of my house without touching the "live" one?
Also, what should I do with the dish once I have it removed from my roof? I'm partial to dropping it off the roof but our neighbors have children and I wouldn't want them getting hurt from a stray shard of whatever it's made of (bad grammar, I know).
Do you think the Cable guy will be nice enough to get this shit out of here for me? Exactly how much cleavage will I have to show for this to happen?
to accept gifts, money, whatever, from someone that you want nothing to do with? If so, should you tell them you want nothing to do with them or their gifts? If not, how did you go about dealing with stopping the unwanted stuff?
Ladies (& gents) who have waxed hair -wherever- on their body, a few questions.
1. How badly does it hurt? 2. Do you eventually get used to the pain somewhat if you keep getting it done? 3. Did you break out after or get really itchy for a short/extended period of time? If so, how did you remedy this? 4. Do you have any 'tips' or recommendations for someone who is getting it done for the first time? Also, how long did it take for the hair to grow back? (roughly) I'm getting my eyebrows done for the first time, and I'm curious.
5. What are good movies you can recommend about psychological disorders? (Think Girl, Interrupted, A Beautiful Mind, etc.) eta: Psychological thrillers are welcome, too.
I feel this story is destined for a Law & Order episode. Do you agree?
The other night I heard a woman screaming somewhere in my apartment building like she was pushing out a fat head child. I was very tired and my mind went some strange places and spawned the following question: The zombies are here (yes, again) and you tap into some serious heroic leadership qualities within you. You set out and round up people trying to stay alive and lead them somewhere to hide and defend yourselves. In your group is a very pregnant woman who has become injured...she's slowly slipping away and with her dying breath she tells you she can still feel her baby moving and wants you to cut it out of her. Do you?
I have very sensitive skin. I can't use body wash, soaps, or lotions that are loaded with fragrances, dyes, or other harsh chemicals. Because of this, I have never tried Nair or Veet, figuring they would just irritate my skin very badly. I recently saw a commercial for Nair's new sensitive formula. They claim the pH balance is ten times lower than the original formula. Anyway, anyone out there with sensitive skin like mine, have you tried this? Did it work out or did it still irritate your skin?
Should I even try or just stick with my Intuition razor?
So, now that the Sopranos is over, there is a gap in my TV life. Are there any other good HBO shows? I love Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under but are there any other good shows? I have seen like one or two episodes of Rome. Looked ok. I don't like Big Love. Flight of the Conchords are getting a show , they're funny. First episode is online in entirety, I don't know if it's On Demand yet or when it's airing. I've seen like the first four episodes of Carnivale, it seems cool.
I noticed a lot of people stating dental surgery in the cosmetic surgery post, so I thought I might be able to get some people's edumicated opinions.
Last Thursday I finally got surgery on my lower jaw, getting it cut and elongated, with metal plates added. Things went less than perfect in surgery (right after the doc bragged to the nurse about how great it always goes for him D:) with one side of my jaw cracking, and the braces all on the bottom teeth popping off. But after surgery everything has been going better than usual.
EXCEPT. Saturday afternoon we noticed weird bruising on my chest. I TOOK A PICTURE. Today it didn't grow any more bruising, but there's a lot of yellowing under the skin, going up to my chin area.
Any idea what causes this? We called the doc today (he didn't know) and will be going in Tuesday unless I decide I'm too worried and want to go in sooner. But since it's not blood gushing out of my throat, I think I can handle waiting.
Second question: Does having the metal plates in my jaw make me part robot? When will I get my super powers?
ETA: Third question: Anyone that can read tea leaves, can you read the blotches of my bruise to tell me my future? (And if so, please tell me what you read.)